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What Kind of Flour for Gluten-Free Diet?

What Kind of Flour for Gluten-Free Diet

Best Gluten-Free Flour

The Gluten-Free diet strives to eliminate all gluten from daily consumption. While most practitioners of this diet do it out of medical necessity due to celiac disease or wheat allergies, people without these conditions have been known to follow the diet as well to live a healthier lifestyle. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, rye, and many other types of flour.

Because gluten is in many flours, it is important to pick the right flours when using a Lee Household Flour Mill to prepare food. Participants in the diet can grind these flours using an electric mill:

  • Amaranth flour
  • Brown rice flour
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Chickpea flour
  • Corn flour
  • Millet flour
  • Oat flour
  • Quinoa flour
  • Rice flour
  • Sorghum flour
  • White rice flour

What Can You Eat on a Gluten-Free Diet?

It may seem as though a lot of foods are taken off the menu when on this diet, but many foods are readily available in gluten-free forms. Always be sure to check labels for gluten ingredients, as well as malt syrups and malt extracts.

 Gluten-Free Foods:

  • Beans, seeds and nuts
  • Fresh eggs
  • Fresh meats, fish and poultry
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Most dairy products

Foods with Gluten

Although many types of bread, breakfast cereal, and packaged foods contain gluten, most grocery stores carry a selection of gluten-free options. When milling gluten-free flour, be sure to avoid:

  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Durum flour
  • Farina
  • Graham flour
  • Kamut
  • Semolina
  • Spelt

While this is not a complete list of flours containing gluten, it is a good starting point when choosing which flours for use in your own cooking and baking.

Read full How to Mill Your Own Flour Guide.

Flours Compatible with the Gluten-Free Diet

Almond Flour: Compatible

Amaranth Flour: Compatible

Brown Rice Flour: Compatible   

Buckwheat Flour: Compatible

Chia Seed Flour: Compatible

Chickpea Flour: Compatible

Coconut Flour: Compatible

Corn Flour: Compatible

Millet Flour: Compatible

Oat Flour: Compatible

Potato Flour: Compatible

Quinoa Flour: Compatible

Rice Flour: Compatible

Sorghum Flour: Compatible

Spelt Flour: Compatible

Tapioca Flour: Compatible

Teff Flour: Compatible

White Rice Flour: Compatible

Wild Rice Flour: Compatible

Flours Not Compatible with the Gluten-Free Diet

All Purpose Flour: Not Compatible

Barley Flour: Not Compatible

Buckwheat Flour: Not Compatible

Bulgur Flour: Not Compatible

Durum Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Farro Flour: Not Compatible

Freekeh Flour: Not Compatible

Hard Red Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard White Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard White Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Kamut Flour: Not Compatible

Pumpernickel Flour: Not Compatible

Rye Flour: Not Compatible

Semolina Flour: Not Compatible

Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Soft Red Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Soft White Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Soft White Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Triticale Flour: Not Compatible

Whole Grain Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Vegan Buckwheat Maple Crackers

Gluten- & Corn-Free Tortillas

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Bread

Gluten-Free Challah with Oat and Quinoa Flour

Gluten-free Homemade Pasta

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Spiced Muffins

Gluten-free Raspberry Corn Muffins

Gluten-Free Sorghum Flour Pizza Crust

Gluten-Free Whole Grain Buckwheat Pancakes

Vegan Peach-Ginger Oat Scones

Quinoa Pasta Dough (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free Lemon Coconut Muffins

Gluten-Free Sesame Crackers

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-Free Veggie Meat Loaf

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Curried Brown Butter

Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free English Muffins